TPM Forum: Decoding the Muslim Ban, Sunday, 3pm

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Takoma Park Mobilization Presents a Public Forum July 23

What: Public Forum: Decoding the Muslim Ban
When: Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m.
Where:  Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park

A panel of experts will discuss the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban and provide an overview of the Supreme Court ruling and its legal implications. The presentation will include stories about asylum seekers from abroad who have recently settled in our community and describe how the Supreme Court ruling might have affected their cases. Questions will follow.

Moderator: Damon Silvers, Policy Director and Special Counsel at the AFL-CIO and member of the Dulles Justice Coalition


  • Joyce Williams, United Community Ministries, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Kiyanoush Razaghi, Staff Attorney, Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
  • Jocelyn Dyer, Senior Attorney at the Washington Office of Human Rights First
  • Yolanda C. Rondon, Staff Attorney, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

From the Education Committee

There will be a free showing of the film 13th on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM at the Weinstein Auditorium of the Science Building (#3) at Washington Adventist University. This is a follow up to the Book Group’s reading of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, but anyone is welcome to attend, whether or not they read/attended the book discussion. View the trailer online and then RSVP.

The next Book Group meeting will be held on Sunday, July 30 at 4 p.m. at Historic Takoma. We will be reading and discussing Arun Kundnani, The Muslims are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror. RSVP here.

What’s up with Economic Equity?

TPM’s Economic Equity committee reports:

We are looking at several upcoming opportunities. The City of Takoma Park is about to propose a housing and economic development strategy. Montgomery County council member Marc Elrich intends to re-introduce a $15 minimum wage bill on July 25, and there will be a public hearing on September 19. There is also a proposal in development to create universal pre-school in Montgomery County. We are consulting with allied organizations about doing canvassing in and around Takoma Park to help build power to support these progressive proposals.

Contact if you’d like to get involved.

Stay mobilized!

Our Lives on the Line has organized a National Rally for Healthcare, Saturday, July 29, 5 PM – 6:30 PM, at the Warner Theatre in DC. “Don’t let Congress turn back the clock on all the progress that has been made.” Visit the Facebook event page or go directly to the ticketing page for information.

Attend a Committee or Working Group meeting and join in! Visit the TPM Calendar at